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    Deadly ‘Terminator’ Tick Spreads in America: “Will Literally Drain an Animal Dry of Its Life’s Blood.”

    Heather Callaghan
    August 10th, 2018
    Natural Blaze
    Comments (34)
    Read by 7,714 people

    This report was originally published by Heather Callaghan at Natural Blaze 

    CREEPY: U.S. Invaded By Armies Of Eastern Asian Tick That Spawns Without Mating

    The Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. has witnessed a new explosion of a foreign species of tick.

    Somehow, the tick landed here from Eastern Asia and, to listen to the media, one would think it should be called The Terminator for its horrifying description.

    So far, there are no reports of disease, but the potentially dangerous critters have been described as “savage” for their insatiable appetites, i.e. ability to literally drain an animal dry of its life’s blood.

    Stranger still, this tiny terror reproduces asexually.

    ars TECHNICA reports:

    The tick, the Asian longhorned tick (or Haemaphysalis longicornis), has the potential to transmit an assortment of nasty diseases to humans, including an emerging virus that kills up to 30 percent of victims. So far, the tick hasn’t been found carrying any diseases in the US. It currently poses the largest threat to livestock, pets, and wild animals; the ticks can attack en masse and drain young animals of blood so quickly that they die—an execution method called exsanguination.

    Key to the tick’s explosive spread and bloody blitzes is that its invasive populations tend to reproduce asexually—that is, without mating. Females drop up to 2,000 eggs over the course of two or three weeks, quickly giving rise to a ravenous army of clones. In one US population studied so far, experts encountered a massive swarm of the ticks in a single paddock, totaling well into the thousands. They speculated that the population might have a ratio of about one male to 400 females.

    Yesterday, August 7, Maryland became the eighth state to report the presence of the tick. It followed a similar announcement last Friday, August 3, from Pennsylvania. Other affected states include New YorkArkansasNorth CarolinaVirginia, and West Virginia.

    Engorged female Asian Longhorn tick

    Although the tick’s home is on the other side of the Earth in China, Japan, Korea, and parts of Russia, it became established in New Jersey in just the last few years. A 12-year-old sheep on a New Jersey farm was completely covered in them. It was doused in permethrin pesticide but it is unclear if that is what took care of the infestation or if it was the early winter frost. Investigators were swarmed in the ticks when they arrived and found only one male tick out of 1,058 ticks collected.

    Come that spring, the ticks had “overwintered,” i.e., were still settling in New Jersey, suggesting that they had become officially established there.

    What they look like on an animal.

    Finally, the report from ars TECHNICA concludes with this positive little gem:

    Additionally, H. longicornis may harbor a newly emerging virus that causes SFTS, which is short for severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome. SFTS was first identified in China in 2009 and is marked by fever, vomiting, hemorrhaging, and organ failure. Reported fatality rates fall between 6 percent and 30 percent. Several studies have pointed to the longhorned tick as being a reservoir and source for the virus.

    I’m positive that our readers know how to prevent ticks but feel free to leave your tips in the comments below!

    ===>> FACT: The U.S. Government and Canada’s Government experimented with biological warfare using vectors such as fleas and ticks. Canada allied with other countries to drop disease-ridden vectors in Asia.

    ***

    Heather Callaghan is an Energy Healer, consultant, independent researcher/writer, speaker and food & health freedom advocate. She is the Editor and co-founder of NaturalBlaze as well as a certified Self-Referencing IITM Practitioner. She has written over 1,200 articles and wants readers to empower themselves to take back their health!

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    Author: Heather Callaghan
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    Date: August 10th, 2018
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    1. SOME WERE IN TIME says:

      WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS TICK FOR AGES

      THE FEDERAL RESERVE

    2. repr sleepr says:

      Another incident at the lab where several doors were left wide open.

    3. Plant lavender around your house. It won’t kill fleas and ticks, it just stops them from hanging around. Other herbs, too. Look it up online. Certain plants work to repel insects and mint repels rodents which can carry fleas and spread disease.

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    4. NorseMan says:

      It seems like there is a constant stream of dangerous plants, animals, fish, and insects – from EAST ASIA. How can the human race survive over there with all these ‘nastys’ running around?

    5. They sound like liberals.!!!!!!

    6. george says:

      ” Hey buddy , you got a dead cat in there or what ? “

    7. Harmony Hermit says:

      Raise a flock of Guinea Hens. They love ticks!

    8. blueballs says:

      stay out of the woods.

    9. concerned-citizen says:

      Yet another “fine” thing to come out of Asia…God, what filthy, vile shitty countries. I have never been and will never go…why go, we have all of those filthy mutts here.

      • Kevin2 says:

        We had Asian clams repeatedly plug up 36″ diameter water lines. Decades ago the Delaware river was dead so bilge water off pumped didn’t contribute invasive foreign species and organisms. Post cleanup complements of the clean water act made an inhabitable environment for foreign critters. They now have to dump the bilge water out in the ocean. We have on rare occasion got piranha in water intake filters but they don’t believe that they’re reproducing. Global commerce, global problems.

    10. Fritz says:

      Oh, this article is about a bug.

    11. Richard says:

      I think of all of the nonpreppers that aer going to run into the woods and survive…That would make some nice video time…

    12. kay123 says:

      I agree…why is it that every vile thing comes from
      some lab in Asia?
      Once the govmt gets involved the
      prolem is beyond fixing.
      We have had ticks for eons
      but these little buggers are vampire clones!!

    13. Anonymous says:

      Sounds like the old Hall and Oates song, Maneater.
      Watch out boy she’ll chew you up.

    14. Plan twice, prep once says:

      I wonder how many of these invasive species were released on purpose in the US.

      It’s called bio-warfare.

    15. Bigbluedrew says:

      They asked John Dillinger why he robbed banks. “Because that’s where the money is.” Why do they steal elections, because that’s where the power is. They have been doing it for decades in this country. John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Bush 2 are just a few examples of many in our lifetime alone. Read up on he Tilden/ Hayes race in the 18th century, nothing new here, except maybe advanced technology which few voters understand making it much easier. The die is cast folks we are all living on borrowed time. Our populace is fat, stupid and has no moral center. The glue that has bound our society for 150 years has decayed to the point that we are about to disintegrate. Yeats said it best”Things fall apart, the center cannot hold.”. We are there NOW

    16. Maranatha says:

      This seems a bit overrought as what number of organisms are need to remove a sizable volume to kill the host???

      In history, when a sizable number of mosquito exist due to weather conditions and large numbers of female pregnant mosquitos (that’s when they drink blood), then a cow can suffocate or have anaphylactic shock.

      I suspect it’s anaphylactic shock not exsanguination as the lattrer seems absurd.

      And while ticks can cause paralysis when attacked to the neck of small children or produce a bull’s eye rash in lyme disease and spread it, then these are far more troublesome as vectors of disease in epidemiolgy.

      I’d like to see the vetrinary evidence as biostatistics as to the incidence rate…

    17. Maranatha says:

      Certain insects and mammals add an anticoagulant in their saliva or through their probiscus to facilitate pumping out blood so it flows. It could be that these ticks do this and so they are not causing direct exsanguination but the anticoagulant causes a kind of hemophilia so that the animal bleeds out as the anticoagulant interferes with the clotting cascade. Perhaps so?

    18. SumTigWong says:

      Tick Tock…..

    19. Ticks and income taxes will suck the life out of you.

    20. EMPs, Yellowstone, San Andreas, New Madrid, nuclear war, etc. Now, we have to watch out for ticks!

    21. tempus says:

      More proof that Noah did not have an altruistic bone in his body. If he did, he would not have brought ticks and other useless bloodsuckers on to the ark. Thus, he cared nothing about his descendants. Anyway, it is all Trump’s fault; just ask CNN.

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